John Legend — Canada Airport Flags R&B Crooner As a Criminal

John Legend is a highly recognizable superstar, but when it comes to Canada's Immigration checks, this star power doesn’t always play to his favor.

The R&B crooner admits that he usually runs into heavy security checks when traveling to the country because of a mistake in identity. Apparently, someone else with a criminal record shares his real name John Stephens.

Legend wrote about his experience on Twitter, adding, “Heading to Canada now. Somebody help me out at immigration please… Somebody with my first and last name (John Stephens) but not my birthdate, Ss# (social security number) or anything else, has a criminal record. And I get flagged… I Only get flagged in Canada, none of the other 100-something countries in the world.”

However, Legend later updated his fans to let them know he had no problems getting into Canada. He adds, “I made it through Canadian immigration with no problems this morning. The power of Twitter?”

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